The Cast of Meet Joe Black
Jeffrey Tambor

JEFFREY TAMBOR (Quince) is a four-time Emmy Award-nominee for his co-starring performance as Hank Kingsley, Garry Shandling's sidekick in HBO's award-winning hit series The Larry Sanders Show. He has also been nominated for four Cable Ace Awards and an American Comedy Award.

Tambor appeared in this summer’s hit movies Dr. Doolittle and There’s Something About Mary, the TNT original movie The Man Who Captured Eichman with Robert Duvall, and in HBO's Weapons of Mass Distration, Larry Gelbart's acerbic comedy in which he co-starred with Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley and Mimi Rogers. He will also co-star next year in Miramax’s Killing Mrs. Tingle, opposite Helen Miren.

Tambor began studying acting at age 12 in San Francisco where he was born and raised. He continued to study his craft at San Francisco State earning a B.A., completed his master's degree in theater arts at Wayne State University, and became a member of the Hilberry Classic Theater, a repertory company performing the classics.

Tambor made his screen debut as Al Pacino's deranged law partner in And Justice for All. His film credits include City Slickers, Mr. Mom, Crossing the Bridge, Article 99, Mel Brooks's Life Stinks, Three O'Clock High, Saturday the 14th, Lisa, No Small Affair, Face Dancer, Under Pressure, A House in the Hills, George Lucas's Radioland Murders, Heavyweights, Big Bully with Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold and Learning Curves with Tia Carrere.

Tambor's television credits include regular and recurring stints on Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Studio 5B and Max Headroom. He starred in his own series Mr. Sunshine and has guest starred on Dead Right, a episode from HBO's Tales From the Crypt, HBO's Comic Relief VI and PBS's Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun, as well as M*A*S*H, Barney Miller, The Golden Girls, Murder, She Wrote, and a CBS Special with Phil Collins.

Mini-series credits include Burden of Proof, R.F.K., Sadat, Another Man's Poison, Another Midnight Run: The Tender Trap based on Meet Joe Black director Martin Brest's hit feature film, and many others.

Tambor appeared on Broadway in Sly Fox directed by Arthur Penn, off-Broadway at the Public Theater in Measure for Measure and on stage in Los Angeles in productions of Sly Fox, The Hands of its Enemy, A Flea In Her Ear, American Mosaic and The Seagull. He directed Lanford Wilson's Burn This at L.A.'s Skylight Theater and acted and directed at regional theaters in Seattle, Louisville, Milwaukee, San Diego and Cambridge, Mass.

Tambor lives in Los Angeles where he also teaches classes for Milton Katsela's acting workshops at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

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